I could not do what I do today without the help of quite a few people. All these people are incredibly important to me and I want them to know that whenever we have success, I might be the one piloting the horse around but without their backing and support , it would just not be possible.
A great big thank you from me to everyone!
Charlotte has been around Team Tatt a long time, having learnt to ride at my Mum’s riding school when I was still based at home and helping out in all of her spare time. After school she went to Hartpury college to further her knowledge, spending half terms and holidays helping us out at Tattleton. After college she worked here on and off and then in July 2016 she became my Yard Manager. Quiet but determined, Charlotte has brought a ready smile to the team.
In 2017 Charlotte played a key part working aside Marcelle at the big events, as well as running the yard whilst we were away.
I am not really sure I can quite sum up in a paragraph what she does for me, and what she means to me, but here goes: She drives the truck, cooks, cleans and washes. She is my principal groom and walks courses with me. On top of all that, she runs a livery yard and trains young horses. I don’t know how she does it all, it makes me feel tired just thinking about it! She owns shares in some of my horses, has always been my No.1 fan, and is my chief advisor, my best friend, and I love her to bits. She is quite frankly a legend!!!
At the end of 2016 she was delighted to hear that the judges for the Haddon Training British Grooms Awards had given her one of their annual awards – recognising not only her recent role as my principal competition groom but also her many other contributions to Eventing over the years.
Often referred to as ‘Lods’ and known for asking “is it lunch time yet?” Previously my Yard manager and travelling groom she is now officially my PA and definitely ‘She who must be obeyed’. She does organising, entries, admin, PR, accounts……pretty much anything you can think of…..when not doing any of these she can be found feeding polos to her beloved Spike & Austin (The Prince’s of Tattleton)
Becky joined us in 2014 and is a total trooper. She keeps on going no matter what and always has a smile on her face (except when it’s raining!!). She is excellent either as a travelling groom or when at home to keep things ticking over. A great team member.
Becky has Billy On Air on loan from Ann Black, who she loves dearly.
Jess came to us towards the end of 2016 having been very busy studying at college and working 3 part time jobs. She instantly fitted in really well, she has been competing some of the young horses since joining team Tatt, which has really built her confidence. This includes Myspires Perfect Resolution in the picture.
Hannah joined team Tatt back in June 2017, with her own horse Leo. Hannah worked part time for a couple of years whilst studying for her degree at Hartpury. Before the pair moved to Tattleton they mainly focused on showjumping and dressage. Hannah has now also started competing Marcelle Tattersall’s horse Wolfgang Penelope (pictured below).
Anna finished her A levels in June 2017 and did some cover work at a livery yard over that summer. She started doing a little bit of Pony Club eventing for fun when she was 12 years old but it has since become Anna’s passion in more recent years. She has now done two seasons of affiliated eventing at BE100 with own horse , 11 year old ISH Percy. Anna hopes to continue eventing and work up through the levels with Percy.
In 2017 Natasha worked at a 3* eventing/working hunter showing yard where she learnt to work with youngsters, stallions and fit competition horses. 2018 she went to college to study level 3 Horse Management and completed the BHS Stage 2. Natasha’s horse Rostor Lady Martell is having the most amazing time at Tattleton and loves going out to competitions. Natasha has fitted into the team well and she says she’s looking forward to the future.